H.B. 157 (2013 General Session) UCA 26-10-11, whose Chief Sponsor was Representative Rebecca P. Edwards, created a two-year pilot program within the Department of Health to provide hearing aids to qualifying children under three years of age who have hearing loss.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH), authorized by Utah law, now has rule (R398-3) in place to govern administration of the (H.B. 157) Children's Hearing Aid Pilot Program.
CHAPP is currently accepting applications and all necessary forms can be found by clicking on the links below. PLEASE NOTE that allapplication forms need to be submitted to your child’s audiologist who will then apply to the program on your behalf.
be diagnosed by an audiologist with pediatric expertise as having hearing loss
provide documentation from an audiologist with pediatric expertise certifying that he/she needs hearing aids
be younger than three years old
be ineligible to receive a hearing aid through the state’s Medicaid program
not have insurance coverage for hearing aids
meet the financial need qualification criteria established by the department for participation in the pilot program
For more information, please contact your pediatric audiologist or the Utah Department of Health Children’s Hearing and Speech Services at (801) 584-8215. If you are in need of an audiologist possessing expertise in diagnosing hearing loss and fitting hearing aids on young children, you can go to http://www.ehdi-pals.org/ to find one in your area.
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